Where to eat like a local
EMILY SAYS: eat hoppers and kottu roti at a street stall – hoppers are a delicacy, somewhere between a pancake and a crumpet; roti is a flatbread made with coconut, and both are eaten with curry and sambals. One of the best areas is along Matara Road, in Mirissa, on the way from Weligama to Yala National Park, with stalls getting busy from 5.30pm. ALICE SAYS:
Sri Lanka’s tea is worldrenowned so head up into the hills to visit a working plantation. At the Dilmah plantation – Sri Lanka’s first and only home-grown and managed tea brand – guests can observe the journey of tea from leaf to cup (estates.dilmahtea.com).